LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee county students returned to school Friday.
The first day is always an exciting one especially exciting for 500 ninth graders who are now happy that they are officially in high school.
Lee County classrooms were full as students came back from the long summer.
Hallways were flowing with students.
"We've had a start. Our teachers are ready and they're working hard and doing a great job for us," said Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller.
Most of those teachers spent a lot of their summer at school, preparing their classrooms for the new group of students.
"So the students came in to an orderly, prepared environment," said Dr. Miller.
The ninth graders are spending the school year on their own campus as they transition out of middle and into high school.
Teachers couldn't be more excited to meet them.
"This group of kids, we've heard a lot of good things about them and I think our plan here at the 9th grade is really good," said Coach Cayne Harrelson.
"They're excited for a new year and so are we. This is a great group of kids," said Literature teacher Megan Harrelson.
But Dr. Miller said that level of excitement is present at each of the district's 9 campuses.
"It's been fun to see the same kind of excitement and anticipation at all grade levels," said Dr. Miller.
The school district hopes this year is another year to influence their students and prepare them for life.
"We want to make sure that they come away from their time with us having been influenced for the good and learning a lot of things and being prepared to be successful at the next level." said Dr. Miller.
Many other students went back to school this week.
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